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2,200-strong HKU Marathon Team Winning again!

Extracted from the Convocation Newsletter, Issue 2, May 2009 pages 26- 27

HKU Marathon Team Breakfast Reunion with Vice-Chancellor at the University Lodge (May 31, 2009)

On May 31, around a hundred HKU Marathon Team members joined the reunion breakfast with Vice-Chancellor, Professor Lap-Chee Tsui. At the reunion, the Vice-Chancellor introduced the Lodge, which was constructed in the Art Deco Style by the architects Messrs Chau & Lee in 1949, and also the large naval gun uncovered during the construction of the Lodge.

Six lucky members each received a HK$1,000 footwear coupon from New Balance.

2,200-strong HKU Marathon Team - winning again!

Message from HKU Marathon Team 2009

A total of 2,200 alumni, students, staff and their families and friends ran under the HKU banner this year. Again we garnered trophies and prizes:

  • Rachel SPROSTON (PGDE 2006), the 1st runner-up in Half Marathon Challenge Master 1 (Women)

  • Pauline TSE (MSc(ECom&IComp) 2002), the 1st runner-up in Full Marathon Master 2 (Women)

  • The most senior runner: Hung Piu KWONG (PCEd 1993; MEd 1997; MEd 2000); 71 years old; 10km

  • The youngest runners: Ching Wai PANG and Wai Ying Katherine WONG; both 11 years old; 10km

  • Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Shew-Ping Chow represented HKU in the Leaders Cup

  • Vice-Chancellor Lap-Chee TSUI was taking pictures with runners at the HKU booth for 4 hours
  • HKU Marathon Team has for the 4th consecutive year won the TOP ONE PRIZE of the Most Supportive Group Award, being the largest participating team!

Rachel Sproston
Rachel Sproston &
Professor Lap-Chee Tsui
Pauline Tse
Pauline Tse
Professor Shew-Ping Chow
Professor Shew-Ping Chow

Support Team 1 Support Team 2

Support Team 3 Support Team 4 

A big THANK YOU to the Support Team of over 120 students, alumni and staff! Thanks in particular to the special service of professional after-exercise therapy, provided by the Registered Chinese Medicine Practitioners from the HKU Bachelor of Chinese Medicine (Full-time) Alumni Association. You may have seen them on TV News the last two days!

After-exercise Therapy 1 After-exercise Therapy 2

Share the fun and joy with pictures of the Day www.marathon.hku.hk

An alumnus also put up a video on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXtQkrPn4I4

See you next year!

Organising Committee
HKU Marathon Team 2009

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My dream came true

Hi Everybody,all of you, my dream came true

As the Marathon Day of February 8 draws near, I want to take this opportunity to sincerely express my thanks to all of you who will be supporting the HKU Sports Fund.

My dream of competing at the Olympics came true last year when I swam in the womens 50-metre freestyle event in Beijing. I only achieved this dream because I was fortunate enough to be a beneficiary of the HKU Sports Fund.  Financial assistance was important to me so that I could focus on my training as well as my studies.  It was with your support that I proudly represented Hong Kong at the Beijing Olympics last year and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.  

We need supporters like you.  Please make your donation of HK$100 or more to the HKU Sports Fund so that future athletes at the University can follow in my footsteps and pursue their dreams in the sporting arena.

Thank you in advance,

Elaine Chan Yu-ning
BEcon&Fin Year 2

We won the Top Prize! HKU Marathon Team has won the TOP ONE PRIZE of the Most Supportive Group Award of the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon for the fourth consecutive year! Thanks to all of you who joined the Team.

United We Run! See you on February 8!

Collect your HKU Marathon Team T-shirt

Our New Balance HKU Marathon Team T-shirts have finally arrived!

The T-shirt Collection Voucher has been sent via email to HKAAA-verified Team members who registered before January 20. Please present a printed copy of the voucher for collection.

Collection details:

Date : February 3 to 5, 2009 (Tue to Thu)
Time : 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Venue :     HKU SPACE Admiralty Learning Centre
2/F, Admiralty Centre, 18 Harcourt Road, Admiralty
(near Chinese Medicine Clinic)

ACT FAST - T-shirts will be available to the first 2,000 runners who come to collect!

Join the Team!

The huge popularity of the limited edition New Balance T-Shirts has completely depleted our stocks! If you have been in our team in previous years, please wear your RED HKU Marathon T-Shirt (the 2007 HKU Marathon Team T-Shirt) and the colour will be very similar to this years.

Cheer The Team On!

Recruiting for Support Team 2009!

Recruitment of the HKU Marathon Support Team 2009 is NOW OPEN!

Each Support Team Member will receive a FREE and EXCLUSIVE HKU Marathon Team Support Team T-SHIRT (available on a first-come-first-served basis).

To find out more and register to be a member of the Support Team, please visit:

HKU Marathon Support Team 2009

EXCLUSIVE New Balance to HKU Marathon Team

We are pleased to announce that New Balance is our official HKU Marathon Team 2009 sponsor!

All Team members are entitled to:

  • FREE & EXCLUSIVE, limited edition HKU Marathon Team T-SHIRT
    Details for collecting the T-shirt will be announced shortly
  • FREE GIFT e-Coupon

If you have registered for the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2009, but not yet registered for the HKU Marathon Team 2009, ACT NOW and get the privileges!

New Balance Logo

FREE Training Sessions and Seminars

We are pleased to let you know that FREE training sessions and seminars exclusively for HKU Marathon Team members are now available!

Dec 2008 to Feb 2009   

Weekday Training Sessions/Workshops

Dec 20, 2008

Understanding Your Heart Rate To Improve Training

Jan 10, 2009

How To Prepare Your First 10k Race

Jan 10, 2009

The Pre-Race Preparation

Jan 24, 2009

Nutrition And Hydration Strategies For Running

We look forward to running with you as a team, united in our spirit and our hearts!

United We Run!
Join the HKU Marathon Team 2009
and run in the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon
February 8, 2009 (Sunday)

A strong mind starts with a fit body!

Prepare yourself mentally and physically to face the challenges ahead! We encourage our members to get adequate (and appropriate) exercise, cultivate their personal inner strength, and run united as a family, the HKU family.

This is the fourth year of the HKU Marathon Team and last year over 2,100 Team members ran in the various races of the 2008 Marathon. As a member of the Team, you will be entitled to a number of privileges including FREE HKU running t-shirt and FREE training sessions.

So what are you waiting for? JOIN NOW! Register and be part of the HKU Team!

What do we want to achieve?

We want to promote:


   fitness of body and mind; and

   the Marathon spirit in the University family.

Who can join the HKU Team?

   HKU Alumni and Graduates

   HKU Students

   HKU Staff


   Friends of HKU (HKU graduates, students and staff can register a maximum of three friends)

Join us, run the Marathon with the HKU Marathon Team 2009



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